jim dandy

Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing Fires A Bullet In Works Toward Jim Dandy

Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29. “It was a good, relaxed work,” […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Breeze Toward Jim Dandy

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming hit the worktab Saturday morning with a four-furlong breeze over the Belmont Park training track, his first work since his eighth-place finish in the Preakness on May 20. The Todd Pletcher-trained Bodemeister colt covered a solo half-mile in 49.96 seconds under exercise rider Hector Ramos. “I thought he went great,” […]

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‘All About Taking Chances’: Laoban Available For Pegasus, Says Guillot

Laoban, the 27-1 upset maiden winner of this year’s Jim Dandy (G2), posted a five-furlong move in 1:00.41 at Gulfstream Park Sunday morning. It was his latest move on his comeback trail from ankle surgery this past summer. Jockey Paco Lopez was aboard for the work which was the second-fastest of 22 at the distance. […]

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Laoban Fires Bullet In ‘Incredible’ Final Travers Prep

Maiden-cum-Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Laoban earned the bullet for his five-furlong breeze on Saratoga’s main track early Saturday morning as the colt wrapped up his major preparations for the Grade 1 Travers under the watchful eye of trainer Eric Guillot. “He worked like a beaver with an overactive thyroid trying to dam the mouth […]

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The Friday Show: Sophomores Clash, Zayat Seeks Cash

The cream of this year’s 3-year-old Thoroughbred crop isn’t ducking each other — just take a look at the fields for this weekend’s premiere sophomore races. But in the bigger picture, how important are the Haskell and Jim Dandy? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that topic and […]

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Jim Dandy ‘Under Consideration’ For Governor Malibu

Coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, trainer Christophe Clement was hoping Sunday’s scheduled workout forGovernor Malibu would better determine whether the colt would next enter the Grade 2 Jim Dandy or $100,000 Curlin Stakes. With regular rider Joel Rosario aboard, the son of Malibu Moon […]

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Exaggerator ‘Struggled’ With Belmont’s Surface, Points To Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner Exaggerator walked the shedrow Sunday morning, emerging no worse for wear following his 11th-place finish as the 7-5 favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “He’s good. I walked him myself at about 6:30 this morning. He’s his same, vibrant self, bright-eyed, ate up his feed last night, legs are clean,” trainer Keith […]

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